Wednesday, April 25, 2001, Chandigarh, India
 Updated at 3 am (IST)

Jaya out of poll fray
J. JayalalithaNomination papers rejected
Chennai, April 24
In a severe blow to AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalitha’s political fortunes, her nomination papers in all the four constituencies, including Andipatti and Krishnagiri, in the coming assembly elections in Tamil Nadu were today rejected in view of her conviction in a corruption case.


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BJP opposes JPC on Tehelka
Says govt handling of BSF jawans’ killing improper
New Delhi, April 24
The Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary Party today opposed the setting up of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) for an inquiry into the Tehelka revelations as demanded by the Congress.

BDR bid to occupy BOP in Assam
Minister to visit Indo-Bangla border
Agartala, April 24
Close on the heels of the killing of 16 BSF men, the Bangladesh Rifles made an abortive bid to occupy a border outpost in Karimganj district of Assam, but were repulsed after the Indian border guards opened fire, a top BSF official said today.

Two ITBP men die in blast
Unified command reviews situation
Srinagar, April 24
Three security personnel and a child were among six persons killed and 24 injured in separate incidents of violence in Kashmir since last evening. A militant of the Lashkar-e-Toiba was apprehended and 35 kg of explosives were recovered from him.

HC acquits Talwandi’s son
Chandigarh, April 24
In a complete reversal of events, Ranjit Singh, son of SGPC chief J. S. Talwandi, sentenced to life imprisonment in a 1996 murder case, was acquitted by a Division Bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court here today.





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Delhi gurdwaras go online
New Delhi, April 24
Having a darshan of the historic gurdwaras of Delhi making an offering in them or listening to the Gurbani are now only a click away. “It is an attempt to make gurdwaras more accessible to the people and enable them to have darshan at their convenience,” the president of the Delhi Gurdwara Management Committee, Mr Avtar Singh Hit, told The Tribune.

MODERNITY IN TRADITION: A sevadar in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj entering the daily collection data into a computer
MODERNITY IN TRADITION: A sevadar in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj entering the daily collection data into a computer

Institute suspends minister’s son
Amritsar, April 24
The SGPC-run Guru Ram Dass Institute of Medical Sciences today suspended four MBBS students, including Amarpal Singh, son of Dr Rattan Singh, Animal Husbandry Minister, for allegedly creating a ruckus in the boys hostel on Thursday night.

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5 killed, 29 hurt in truck-tanker collision
Chaugitti (Jalandhar), April 24
Five Radha Soami followers were killed and 29 others’ including 26 women, injured in a head-on collision between a mini-truck and a tanker at the Chaugitti railway overbridge here this morning.

Ministerial group for limited mobility
New Delhi, April 24
The Ministerial Group on Telecom and IT was today understood to have favoured limited mobility on basic telephones at Rs 1.20 per call.

Nathpa Jhakri work comes to a halt
Objections from Ministry of Forests, Environment
Chandigarh, April 24
The objective of striving for a clean and green project environment with minimal ecological and social disturbance notwithstanding, the Ministry of Forests and Environment has reportedly got the ongoing work on the Nathpa Jhakri 1,500 MW project stopped. 
A view of the Sutlej and the quarrying done in its bed near the Nathpa Jhakri project in Himachal Pradesh
A view of the Sutlej and the quarrying done in its bed near the Nathpa Jhakri project in Himachal Pradesh

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